by | 20 Jun 2022


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Technical Metals Group plans to create 120 jobs amid £3.5m investment

Technical Metals Group, which operates in the aerospace and space sectors has carried out major space projects in 2023, is to create up to 120 jobs and invest over £3.5m over the next three years. The company, which owns Technical Metals in Newtownards and Springco NI in Portadown, offers customers across the globe a range of solutions to all their aluminium manufacturing and finishing requirements.

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Technical Metals Group Sponsors QUB Knights Cheerleading Team

Technical Metals Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Queens University Belfast Knights Cheerleading Team.

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Springco Springs are going to Jupiter

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) mission to explore Jupiter and its largest moons has safely arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, where final preparations for its April 2023 launch, are now underway.

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Local Businesses Urged to Apply for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Entries are now open for the most prestigious awards available to UK businesses – and firms across the ABC area are being encouraged to apply for this year’s prize. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.


Competition time for QPL!

With the academic year drawing to a close, competition season is upon us and what better time to look at some of the events Northern Ireland's largest rocketry team is involved in, both looking back over the last couple of months and ahead to a busy July.

QPL gets one step closer to industry!

Northern Ireland’s largest rocketry team had a February to remember with several exciting events taking place. Among these events was a common theme of growing QPL from an amateur student rocketry group to an industry-level aerospace engineering team, a key ethos of the group since it’s founding last year.

NI’s biggest rocketry team has just gotten bigger

Following an eventful first year of operations in 2023, Queen's Propulsion Laboratory (QPL) has hit the ground running in the new year with a plethora of talented new recruits, a trip to the European Space Agency and several long days in the workshop.. With 2024 set to be a monumentally busy year for QPL, the committee saw fit to ...

QPL lifts off to end 2023 on a high!

Northern Ireland’s biggest student rocketry team, QPL, closed out their first year of operations with a successful launch and static fire. After being founded in August of last year, the team has been working hard to set up infrastructure for the next generation of students at Queen’s University Belfast and were rewarded with getting to watch ...

Why 2024 is the year to be involved in space

With 2023 having just drawn to a close, it is hard not to look forward to some of the more compelling events which will come to pass this year. While the schedule is long and packed with new engineering, science and business, this article will cover some of the largest and most spectacular occasions to keep an eye out for in the coming 12 months ...

How SIRI is helping transform modern manufacturing

The Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) is a series of tools and frameworks created by the Singapore Economic Development Board to aid manufacturers of all sizes on their digitalisation journeys. Technical Metals Group recently completed their first SIRI assessment thanks to the work of Group R&D Manager Daire O’Dubhthaigh ...

Are your springs ‘space-worthy’ ?

It is no secret that doing anything in space is difficult. In fact, outside of Earth’s atmosphere lies the most hostile environment humanity has ever faced and this will be a difficult fact to forget as we return to the moon in the coming years. The vacuum of space is not only hazardous for humans but is also extremely tough on machinery ...

UK Space Conference 2023 Preview

This week marks the beginning of one of the most important events on the UK space calendar. Delegates of organisations from across the globe are expected to descend on the ICC in Belfast for 3 days from the 21st to the 23rd of November. For the first time ever, the UK Space Conference is coming to Northern Ireland ...

QPL: Northern Ireland’s biggest student rocketry team

Based in the Aerospace society at Queen’s University Belfast there is a small group of students who have one dream: to launch a rocket to space. At 100 km above sea level lies the Karman Line. Named after engineer and physicist Theodore Von Karman, this line marks what is commonly accepted to be the point at which ...

What do satellite constellations mean for the space industry?

As is the case with most things in the space agency, satellite constellations have been brought into the headlines recently by the actions of SpaceX. On paper, they offer low-latency internet anywhere in the world at a reduced cost by taking advantage of the economy of scale and launching thousands of satellites ...